Sena Ehrhardt & Cole Allen
Award-winning vocalist Sena Ehrhardt and masterful guitarist Cole Allen are Minnesota-born blues/rock contemporaries who have made a name for their acoustic duo presentation by delivering a unique mix of original songs and unforgettable interpretations of classics spanning a wide range of musical genres. This duo has played notable blues and rock festivals across the United States and Europe and has opened for such artists as Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts (founding members of the Allman Brothers). Their respective bands have opened for some of the biggest names in blues and rock music including, ZZ Top, BB King, Robert Cray, and Johnny Winter.
As a songwriting team, they collaborated with Grammy award-winning producer, David Z and released Sena Ehrhardt's album Live My Life on Blind Pig Records in 2014 to critical acclaim. In years since, they have continued to make their mark with their high-energy and emotional performances that continue to gain a notable following. On multiple tours of Europe, Sena & Cole have performed to sold-out crowds both as a duo and with full electric bands consisting of some of Europe's finest musicians.
Blues rock reviewer, Phillip Smith describes the duo as, “Sexy and sultry vocals riding atop lush bluesy guitar riffs.” Joined this year on drums/percussion by frequent collaborator, Eli Prottengeier (Shamble Town Rebels, Toy Planes), the trio will debut new music planned for a 2020 release. Sena & Cole have become favorites among the Bayfront Blues Festival crowds over the years by delivering unforgettable, powerful performances not to be missed. They are sure to continue that streak as they take the stage at this year’s festival.